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A mudroom is a must have for your home

 

With all the snow and ice this winter, a mudroom is essential.  If you don’t have one, now is the time to create one in your house, you will never regret it.  Spring will eventually arrive and with the melting snow and rain to come, keeping mud out of your home, becomes a priority. Suncrest Builders can create a functional and beautiful mudroom that will help keep your family organized and keep the mud, snow and ice out of your house. Simple area rugs and a waterproof mat at your doorway will help keep things neat.  Tile and hardwood are excellent choices for flooring because both are easy to maintain.

 

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The mudroom is the workhorse of the family home.  It is the place for storing coats, shoes, backpacks and the things that go in and out of the house every day.  It is often the entrance that is most used by family and friends and needs to be welcoming and presentable.  Built-in cabinetry that incorporates both open and closed storage is a fantastic way to keep this entryway well organized.  You may even want to designate storage areas for each member of your family.   Allow some extra hanging spots for guests, build in a bench, add hooks, and a sturdy floor that can hold up to dirt and water and you have the foundation of an extremely useful space.

The cherry cabinets and bead board paneled walls in this mudroom below are a sophisticated approach to design.  The dark stain hides scuffs and dirt and the tall cabinets with doors help keep the clutter under control.

 

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Here, the homeowner has added a desk for corralling keys, storing incoming mail or jotting down messages.  The open cubbies along with storage drawers above and underneath are divided so that family members have a place for their own belongings.  The room has a window to bring in light and feels warm and sunny even on a cold winter day.

 

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A small and enclosed space like a mudroom is the perfect place to try a bit of color.  The loden green built-in cabinetry in this mudroom is perfect for hiding dirt and is a more interesting option than white.   The fun red, ceramic knobs tie-into the red accented hooks and give the room a youthful feel that works for this obviously young family.

 

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A sink is a useful addition to a mudroom if it is possible.  Tucked next to the door in this sunny mudroom the sink is encourages children to wash hands when they come in from playing.  Gardeners might also enjoy the convenience of a place to wash muddy vegetables or to arrange flowers.

 

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Think about adding unique storage for sports equipment.  Balls and equipment can be stored in shelves along the top or bottom of the space with plenty of hooks for hanging coats and jackets.  As you can see here, even a small space can be utilized to keep your family organized.

 

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Suncrest Builders can help you create your own signature mudroom.  We’ll help you create a beautiful entrance for your home that is full of storage solutions and perfectly suited to your needs.

(pictures courtesy of houzz.com)

 

 

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